New & Improved Audiobook Publishing & Distribution

As a self-published author, your goal is to reach as many readers as possible, which means making your book available in various formats and through different channels. With the Audiobook Publishing & Distribution service from Outskirts Press, you can tap into the fast-growing audiobook market and expand your revenue opportunities.

By creating a custom audiobook, you can take your show on the road and reach a growing audience of literary audiophiles who listen to books during long commutes or have visual impairments. Our Audiobook Publishing & Distribution service includes everything you need to bring your book to life in audio format, from customization to professional narration, a professionally designed book cover, and an ISBN assignment.

To get started, simply make a non-refundable down payment that will initiate the audiobook creation process. This amount will cover the first 5,000 words of your manuscript and will be applied toward your final per-word narration cost. Your final cost will depend on the length of your manuscript over and above 5,000 words, and will be billed at 7.5 cents per word. The final amount will be added to your shopping cart for secure payment before we begin recording your audiobook.

With our Audiobook Publishing & Distribution service, you’ll get access to a range of features, including up to 5 narrator auditions, a professionally narrated audio version of your book, a 5-minute audio retail sample for promotion, a 15-minute audio retail sample for promotion, and 23 tactics to promote your audiobook.

You’ll also receive the Book Marketing COACH, a book marketing RoadMap, a book sales sheet, a social media setup guide, a 12-month book marketing calendar, a standard press release, and a digital book launch kit.

With extensive worldwide distribution, your audiobook will be available through the world’s largest audiobook distributors and retailers, including Amazon, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and Google Play. Your book will also be available to libraries worldwide through services like Findaway, Hoopla, and OverDrive, and you’ll receive royalties when a library rents your audiobook.

The new and improved Audiobook Publishing & Distribution service provides you with everything you need to make your book available in audio format and reach a growing audience of audiobook listeners. Take advantage of this new avenue of selling and expand your revenue opportunities today.

Promoting Your Outskirts Press Audiobook

One of the best ways to promote an audiobook is, not surprisingly, via audio (sound). Fortunately, when you publish your audiobook with Outskirts Press, a 5-minute retail sample is created for you and uploaded to sales partners like Amazon, Audible, and iTunes on your behalf. Your audio clips are also shared with you throughout the audiobook creation process. Be sure to keep them; you’ll need them for marketing.

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Having your sample on Amazon and iTunes will carry the majority of your marketing weight, but there are other outlets you can pursue. Among them: YouTube, Facebook, and SoundCloud.


The best way to use your audio sample clip on YouTube is to incorporate it with a book video. If you already have a book video, and some basic editing software, you’re 90% done. And if your book video doesn’t have any sound, you’re 95% done. If it does have sound, use your editing software to separate the audio track from the video track and then lay your audiobook track down onto the video instead. Rarely will the length of the audiobook track and the video match, so you’ll need to be creative to bring them in sync. Once you’re happy with your new audiobook video, upload it to your YouTube channel and other various video platforms.

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If you do not have a book video, the easiest solution is to get one by clicking here. Or you can create a “video” by simply using a still image of your book as a static image for the video-length of your audiobook sample. Alternatively, and preferably, you could use your smartphone and a small tripod, and record yourself reading your book. Now that’s an audiobook sample that any YouTuber can enjoy!

In either case, don’t forget to take full advantage of the description field when uploading your video by making sure to include links to your author webpage and your product sales page on Amazon so they can buy your audiobook (or your hard copy alternatives if they prefer).


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Since Facebook makes it easy to post videos, the easiest way to promote your audiobook on Facebook is to use the same video you just created for YouTube and upload it to your Facebook page. Again, don’t forget to include the necessary purchase links in the “Write a post” box so your friends, family, and followers can easily find your audiobook and buy it.


One of the newest ways to market audiobooks is via SoundCloud. Create an account at and click “Upload” to upload your audiobook retail sample. You can also upload an image. Obviously, we suggest the cover of your book. Then complete the rest of the form, which includes the book’s title, the author’s name, and the narrator’s name. Just as with YouTube and Facebook, use the “Description” field to include links to your author webpage and Amazon product sales page.

Are you ready to publish your masterpiece with the A+ and #1-rated self-publishing company according to the Better Business Bureau and Top Consumer Reviews, respectively? If so, click here to experience full-service, custom self-publishing the way it should be, at Outskirts Press.

Run the Company [Poll]: Help Outskirts Press Choose the Next Book Marketing Option We Launch

Decisions, decisions … Sometimes we don’t relish making them, and other times (like now) we just enjoy bouncing ideas around. That’s why Outskirts Press is asking you for help making a very important decision: What new self-publishing book marketing option should we launch next?

In the past, your input has guided us to introduce things like our Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week and iPad/iPhone Premium Edition. Once again, we need your feedback to determine what new product or service we might offer this year that is most valuable to you in your book marketing efforts.

Below are five options we have been asked by authors to add to our repertoire of book marketing services. Since every option Outskirts Press releases takes a great deal of time and resources to develop, test and administer, it would be difficult to launch them all at once. So tell us — which of these options do you think we should launch first?  Read through them and submit your vote in the poll below.

  1. RTIR (Radio-TV-Interview Report) Ad Placement: Let Outskirts Press help you advance your book marketing efforts by getting your name in front of valuable media movers and shakers. RTIR is a subscription trade publication that goes to more than 4,000 radio and television producers across the United States and Canada three times each month. Each issue lists 100-150 authors and other spokespeople who are available for live and in-studio interviews. Your ad in RTIR will include a contact person and phone number interested radio/TV producers can use to arrange interviews. That kind of publicity can generate great interest in your book!
  2. Package of Paid Book Review ServicesGetting a book review from a recognized source can be one of the biggest challenges for authors. Outskirts Press can get you not only one review with this option, but THREE (in a bundled package for 25% off the a-la-carte pricing). These are guaranteed reviews from renowned critics from Kirkus Reviews, Blue Ink Reviews and ForeWord Clarion Reviews.  These 3 publications will provide 100% honest feedback that you can use as either a promotional tool or to improve upon future writings.
  3. US Review of Books: Receive a guaranteed review and get your book in front of 13,000+ professional book reviewers. Inclusion in the US Review of Books provides inexpensive access to professional book reviewers willing to give consideration to good books that might otherwise get overlooked. These thoughtful reviews provide you with a valuable tool in the subsequent marketing of your book
  4. AudioBook Formats: Outskirts Press can get your book into yet another emerging segment of the publishing market with a professionally produced audio version for the “reader” on the go. AudioBooks bring your words to life, opening up new worlds for book buyers — and new revenue streams for you.
  5. Google Books Submission: This quickly growing Google service benefits authors and readers in a number of ways. First, submitting your book to Google Books opens up a new avenue for you to get your work in front of millions more book buyers and borrowers. But Google Books also allows authors to make previews or snippets of their books available to readers — enough to whet a reader’s appetite for more! Let Outskirts Press get you into this valuable, burgeoning book marketplace.

It’s up to you now. What option should we launch first? This poll closes on January 19th, so give us your input before then!


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